Thursday, December 21, 2017

A Properly Unhaunted Place by William Alexander - NO

Alexander, William A Properly Unhaunted Place, 182 Pages   Margaret K. McElderry books, 2017 $17.00;  Language: G (1 swear 0”F”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.

Rosa just moved into the town of Ingot. She is not happy about this because this is the only unhaunted place in the world, and she is a ghost appeasement specialist which means that she calms ghosts down when they get angry. Then she meets a kid named Jasper and they go to the town annual festival, but it is there she see’s a giant ghost trying to kill everything. When Rosa’s mother stops the monster but loses her voice during the battle. Now Rosa’s needs to retrieve her mother’s lost voice from the monster.

I am not a fan of ghost stories and this book didn’t change my mind.  The book doesn't explain everything well enough.  Like take Rosa - it didn't really explain how her family got into the ghost appeasing business, which bugged me. The conflict is just not believable at all.

MS, HS – NOT RECOMMENDED. CBL, Student Reviewer 7th Grade

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